Release Date: August 22, 2017
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mobile
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games
ESRB Rating: T for Teen (Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence)
MSRP: $19.99 for all episodes, $4.99 individually
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two episodes of Telltale Games’ iteration of Guardians of the Galaxy. They took ownership of one of Marvel’s most popular franchises, and have established a unique story for the assembly of non-traditional super heroes. Marking the halfway point of our adventure, Episode 3: More Than a Feeling will leave the player on a cliff-hanger with many questions for the fate of our heroes and the galaxy itself in episodes to come..
*Warning: Minor Spoilers
We continue as protagonist Peter Quill, or Star-Lord as he is known across the galaxy. Peter and the other Guardians are still determining what to do with Eternity Forge, a powerful artifact which has the ability to reveal the holders past memories, and revive the dead. In the first two episodes, with the aid of the Eternity Forges powers, we delved into the traumatic pasts of Peter and Rocket Raccoon, giving a little more character depth to the members of the Guardians. In this episode, Telltale focuses on Gamora of the Guardians, and her sister, Nebula. Both are adopted daughters of Thanos, who the heroes were able to defeat in Episode 1.
The first few chapters go by extremely quick, and Peter and Gamora discover the source of the visions brought on by the Eternity Forge. I found it very odd how Peter was able to shrug off the visions of the past few episodes to accept what was found in the shrine we entered in Episode 2. It felt as though Telltale was rushing to get to the climactic final chapter, that features a battle between the Guardians and Hala the Accuser, who is after the Eternity Forge. The end chapter also brings about the greatest choices that you have had to make in the series. After playing the final episode, I certainly want to see if my decision actually makes an actual impact on the story, or if Telltale manages to twist it around to where it actually doesn’t matter. They have done this with previous games, and it’s quite annoying, so it will be nice to know if my decision ultimately impacts the outcome of the finale.
This 2 hour mini-adventure definitely answers questions from previous episodes. With the quick action sequences, pivotal decision that impacts the plot, and backstory of the two sisters, this makes for a decent turning point for the series.
- THE GOOD
- Climactic ending
- Gamora’s and Nebula’s past
- A new turn in the overall story
- THE BAD
- Pacing issues
Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3: More Than a Feeling marks a pivotal turning point for the series. It ends with an action packed finale, but poor pacing issues with the story in the early chapters really draw out the plot.